Monday, February 26, 20187:30PM - Monday, February 26, 20189:00PM
At Wygal Hall
Organized by English Department
Saladin Ahmed is an award-winning novelist, poet, critic, and writer for comics, best known for his Crescent Moon Kingdoms (https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B014HWOQDS/ref=dp_st_0575132922) (Penguin) and Black Bolt: Hard Time (https://apps.npr.org/best-books-2017/#/book/black-bolt-vol-1-hard-time) (Marvel Comics). Like Mary Shelley, he's a writer for whom the fantastic and improbable afford means of addressing urgent social issues ranging from Islamophobia to mass incarceration.
Part personal memoir of his working-class, immigrant upbringing and part feminist literary history, Saladin's talk will thread together his formative encounters with Shelley's creation and the novel's role as a crucial touchstone for women writers and writers of color.
In addition to his lecture, we've arranged for him to visit two classes so far. If you would be interested in having him come for part or all of a class session, please let me know.
Saladin's visit has received support from the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, the Cormier Honors College, the Office of the President, the Department of English and Modern Languages, and the Program in Womens and Gender Studies.